Contact Public Officials & Population Base Per Franchise

Grassroots support has been the key factor in our campaign’s success thus far and we need your continued support to complete the dream and bring Major League Baseball to Oregon! Please contact the Portland City Council and urge them to take the final steps toward securing Major League Baseball, jobs and economic development for Oregon! Attracting an MLB team would produce 1,500 much-needed new jobs associated with the construction of the stadium and result in a considerable boost to our economy and national profile.

The Oregon Stadium Campaign expresses a sincere thanks to all those in the public sector who have led the charge to bring Major League Baseball to Oregon, including Senator Ryan Deckert and Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, among many others.

Thank you for your support of the Oregon Stadium Campaign!

  • Mayor Tom Potter
    1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 340
    Portland, OR 97204
  • Commissioner Sam Adams
    1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 220
    Portland, OR 97204
  • Commissioner Randy Leonard
    1221 S.W. Fourth Ave., Room 210
    Portland OR 97204
  • Commissioner Dan Saltzman
    1221 SW 4th Ave. Room 230
    Portland, OR 97204
  • Commissioner Erik Sten
    1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 240
    Portland, OR 97204

Population Base Per Franchise

The following is in order of: Pop. Rank – Metro Area – 2000 Census Population – Change 1990-2000 – NHL – NBA – NFL – MLB – Total Pop. Base Per  Franchise – w/Additional MLB Team

  • 2 – Los Angeles–Riverside–Orange County – 16373645 – 0.127 – 2 – 2 – 0 – 2 – 6 – 2728941 – 2728941
  • 1 – New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island – 21199865 – 0.084 – 3 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 9 – 2355541 – 2355541
  • 22 – Portland–Salem – 2265223 – 0.263 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 2265223 – 1132612
  • 3 – Chicago–Gary–Kenosha – 9157540 – 0.111 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 5 – 1831508 – 1831508
  • 24 – Sacramento–Yolo – 1796857 – 0.213 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1796857 – 1796857
  • 27 – Orlando – 1644561 – 0.343 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1644561 – 1644561
  • 29 – San Antonio – 1592383 – 0.202 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1592383 – 1592383
  • 10 – Houston–Galveston–Brazoria – 4669571 – 0.252 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 1556524 – 1556524
  • 6 – Philadelphia–Wilmington–Atlantic City – 6188463 – 0.05 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1547116 – 1547116
  • 32 – Columbus – 1540157 – 0.145 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1540157 – 1540157
  • 4 – Washington D.C.–Baltimore – 7608070 – 0.131 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 1 – 5 – 1521614 – 1268118
  • 7 – Boston–Worcester–Lawrence – 5819100 – 0.067 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1454775 – 1454775
  • 17 – San Diego, CA – 2813833 – 0.126 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 1406917 – 1406917
  • 8 – Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint – 5456428 – 0.052 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1364107 – 1364107
  • 35 – Salt Lake City–Ogden – 1333914 – 0.244 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1333914 – 1333914
  • 9 – Dallas–Fort Worth – 5221801 – 0.293 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1305450 – 1305450
  • 13 – Seattle–Tacoma–Bremerton – 3554760 – 0.197 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 1184920 – 1184920
  • 5 – San Francisco–Oakland–San Jose – 7039362 – 0.126 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 6 – 1173227 – 1173227
  • 11 – Atlanta – 4112198 – 0.389 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1028050 – 1028050
  • 12 – Miami–Fort Lauderdale – 4112198 – 0.214 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 1028050 – 1028050
  • 23 – Cincinnati–Hamilton – 1979202 – 0.089 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 989601 – 989601
  • 16 – Cleveland–Akron – 2945831 – 0.03 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 981944 – 981944
  • 25 – Kansas City – 1776062 – 0.122 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 888031 – 888031
  • 18 – St. Louis – 2603607 – 0.045 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 867869 – 867869
  • 14 – Phoenix–Mesa – 3251876 – 0.453 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 812969 – 812969
  • 28 – Indianapolis – 1607486 – 0.164 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 2 – 803743 – 803743
  • 20 – Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater – 2395997 – 0.159 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 798666 – 798666
  • 21 – Pittsburgh – 2358695 – -0.015 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 786232 – 786232
  • 15 – Minneapolis–St. Paul – 2968806 – 0.169 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 742202 – 742202
  • 33 – Charlotte–Gastonia–Rock Hill – 1499293 – 0.29 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 2 – 668863 – 668863
  • 34 – New Orleans – 1337726 – 0.041 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 2 – 668863 – 668863
  • 19 – Denver–Boulder–Greeley – 2581506 – 0.304 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 4 – 645377 – 645377
  • 26 – Milwaukee–Racine – 1689572 – 0.051 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 563191 – 563191
  • 30 – Norfolk–Virginia Beach–Newport News – 1569541 – 0.088 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 –  –
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NOTE: With the addition of an MLB franchise into the DC or Portland markets, DC would rank 15th and Portland 18th in population base per franchise

Source: The 2000 US Census: Metropolitan Areas Ranked by Population: 2000